#Auspol – Budget Schmudget

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Hey Australia! For the last couple of years we’ve had a budget emergency. We’ve been living amongst a debt and deficit disaster – we know this because Tony and Joe told us – and if you didn’t agree with Sweaty Joe’s plans to fix it, then you were stealing from your children. You heartless bastards! … Continue reading “#Auspol – Budget Schmudget”

Photographic Advice Wanted!

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I’m moving into a new job soon and while the focus of that job will be writing, every decent story benefits from a few good pictures. Especially when the stories are about cars. I need to develop my photographic skills (pun intended!). As I’ve read on nearly every single photobug website, the single biggest investment … Continue reading “Photographic Advice Wanted!”

Brief Notes: Porsche 928S

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After just three short months – well, two and a half, actually – my Porsche 928S has been sold and picked up by its new owner. The Sprint and the Brumby both go tomorrow. As I said earlier in the week, change is afoot. More to come later. To the 928, though….. I never wrote … Continue reading “Brief Notes: Porsche 928S”

Classics By The Beach – May 2015

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It’s the first Sunday in May and that means Classics By The Beach. For me, it was a significant Classics, too, because it’ll most likely be my last Classics I’ll visit for some time. Circumstances are changing and it’ll involve a move away from Hobart. More on that in another post, later on. For now, … Continue reading “Classics By The Beach – May 2015”

The (Interesting) Cars Of Targa Tasmania 2015

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Targa Tasmania has been on this week. As usual, Targa had it’s share of bumps and bruises. Four cars left the road on the same corner on Friday and organisers had to deal with a deliberate oil spill on the first full day of the event. There were no medical casualties, thankfully, but a stage … Continue reading “The (Interesting) Cars Of Targa Tasmania 2015”

Fantasy Friday: Opel GT

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For a long time now, I have had a self-imposed commitment to never buy a car from the pus-infected abscess that is General Motors – except for a Saab. I can think of very few cars for which I might make an exception. The Chevrolet Corvette might be one, in the right spec. Call me … Continue reading “Fantasy Friday: Opel GT”

Winds of Change.

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I had a small reminder today. A reminder that things are changing, moving on. I’m only 45 years old but the signs seem to come with increasing frequency now. The first time I ever felt slightly ‘aged’ was near the end of 2007. The one constant through my conscious lifetime has been Australian Rules Football. … Continue reading “Winds of Change.”

The Saab Car Museum Support Organisation

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I’m grateful to Alex at Saabtala for posting about the Saab Car Museum Support Organisation last week. I didn’t even know this group existed prior to that post and for those of you who missed it, I figured it might be worth writing about it here. I’ve just sent through my support donation and I … Continue reading “The Saab Car Museum Support Organisation”

Why Cars?

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A little bit of personal philosophy to start the week….. I’ve been in a position recently to think about why some of us obsess about cars so much. I remember a time back in 2011, a year or so after the sale of Saab to Spyker was completed, but when Saab were beginning to show … Continue reading “Why Cars?”

Press: NEVS Has Exited Reorganisation

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The press release…… Nevs has exited the reorganization The District Court of Vänersborg has today, April 15, 2015 decided that the reorganization of Nevs shall cease as the purpose of the reorganization is fulfilled. The reorganization of Nevs was initiated August 29, 2014 for a period of three months. The reorganization was prolonged for a … Continue reading “Press: NEVS Has Exited Reorganisation”